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Release Date:
5 January 1945 (USA) See more »
Both living a secret...each afraid to tell!
A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ginger Rogers ... Mary Marshall

Joseph Cotten ... Zachary Morgan

Shirley Temple ... Barbara Marshall

Spring Byington ... Mrs. Marshall
Tom Tully ... Mr. Marshall

John Derek ... Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)

Chill Wills ... Swanson
Kenny Bowers ... Sailor on Train
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Sidewalk Cowboy (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Train Vendor (replaced by Olin Howland) (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Mother of Boys (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Counterman at Train Station (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... New Year's Eve Partygoer (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Pine Hills YMCA Hotel Attendant (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Franklin - Boy with Toy Machine Gun (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Charlie Hartman (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Sailor in Coffee Shop (uncredited)
Louanne Hogan ... Singer at Party (singing title song) (voice) (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Train Vendor (uncredited)
John James ... Paratrooper on Train (uncredited)
Earl Johnson ... Dog Owner (uncredited)
Mickey Laughlin ... Boy Outside Theatre (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... New Year's Eve Partygoer (uncredited)
Bob Meredith ... Soldier-Father on Train (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Floorwalker in Women's Shop (uncredited)
Dorothy Stone ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... New Yea'rs Eve Partygoer (uncredited)
Hank Tobias ... Boy Outside Theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
George Cukor (uncredited)
Writing credits
Charles Martin (play)

Marion Parsonnet 

Produced by
Dore Schary .... producer
David O. Selznick .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Daniele Amfitheatrof 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler 
Holbrook N. Todd (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Mark-Lee Kirk (settings) (as Mark Lee Kirk)
Makeup Department
William Riddle .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lowell J. Farrell .... assistant director
Art Department
Emile Kuri .... interior decorator
Earl Wooden .... interior decorator (as Earl B. Wooden)
Sound Department
Richard DeWeese .... recorder
Arthur Johns .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jack Cosgrove .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Jack Cosgrove .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Rex Wimpy .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt double: Joseph Cotten (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Meade .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... costumes: Miss Rogers
Editorial Department
Hal C. Kern .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Earl B. Mounce .... music mixer (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Elmer Raguse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Ann Harris .... research director (uncredited)
Lou Lusty .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

Did You Know?

Joan Fontaine, who was to play the female lead, was forced to withdraw due to previous commitments.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Mrs Marshall hang's up Zach's overcoat in the closet, the rank on the overcoat is that of a Master Sergeant but he is a Sgt First Class not a Master Sergeant.See more »
Mary Marshall:[Trying on the dress in the dressing room] How much is this dress?
Saleslady:Sixty-nine dollars.
Mary Marshall:Oh? Would you take the tag off, please?
[Handing her some money]
Mary Marshall:Look, here's thirty dollars. And when my aunt asks you the price, will you tell her that it's thirty-nine instead of sixty-nine dollars?
Saleslady:It's a bargain.
Mary Marshall:Thank you.
Mrs. Marshall:[Saleslady leaves the dressing room, and joins Mrs. Marshall outside] Miss, how much was that dress?
Saleslady:Thirty-nine dollars.
Mrs. Marshall:Look, I'll give you twenty dollars. When I ask you again, how much it was, you tell me it's nineteen dollars.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Flawed and wounded people, 11 March 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Written originally in 1937 the song I'll Be Seeing You struck a right chord in the wartime American public and enjoyed a big revival during the World War II years. A whole lot of artists recorded it, Bing Crosby's Decca record was the biggest seller. It was inevitable that someone would use it as a title for a film and David O. Selznick was the one who brought it to the big screen.

Watching the film I'll Be Seeing You I was struck by the fact that this film showed the essential difference between the two warring global factions. There's no way that two protagonists in Nazi Germany or Bushido Japan would be in a film like this, one of them being a shell shock surviving soldier the other one being a woman convicted of a homicide and on a furlough from prison. You could never show in Nazi Germany anyone who was less than a fierce Teutonic warrior. Democracies take account for human frailties, may it ever be so.

Joseph Cotten is our shell shocked soldier who's seen combat and it's shattered his nerves. His hospital doctors think a little time among some real ordinary American civilians might do him so good so he's furloughed from the hospital to visit his sister, but he finds she's moved away. So instead he decides to spend time with the family of a girl he met on the train.

That girl is Ginger Rogers who was convicted of a homicide, but a flashback sequence where she explains what happened to her cousin Shirley Temple shows Ginger might not be the hardened criminal one might imagine. In fact with a better she might have beat the rap. Still for good behavior she gets to spend the Christmas/New Year's holidays with aunt Spring Byington and uncle Tom Tully her closest relatives.

So these flawed and wounded souls meet and fall in love and the story runs pretty much along the lines that most wartime romances do, especially in World War II years. Both Cotten and Rogers do some really fine work in their well rounded portrayals of these people. And David O. Selznick rounded up a good cast to support them. Besides those already mentioned, take note of Chill Wills as the owner of a diner who was in the first World War and talks about his battle with shell shock which unnerves Cotten as he hasn't told Rogers yet. In fact the whole point of the film is both protagonists trying to summon up enough nerve to tell the other.

Of course the title song is heard at critical times in the film, but never too obtrusive. I'll Be Seeing You is a fine example of the wartime romance World War II movie.

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